-sits in the shade of a tree with a laptop listening to music-
Lake Bryan Summers
lAk brI-an su-m´urz
English, Greek, German
History Before Camp
Jessica Summers had always been able to see through the Mist. For as long as she could remember, monsters no one else was afraid of were everywhere. She had been a clever and artistic individual during her short life. She worked as an architect, making alluring buildings intended more for show than use. Her gift and talents attracted the attention of Apollo, god of archery, music, prophecy, healing, and patron of the arts who loved her at first sight. Long story short, though, it wouldn't last long. Jessica , six and a half months pregnant at the time of the disaster, was surveying a build site in Ohio when a small, half-built nuclear power plant nearby exploded while being stocked with uranium cells. The blast itself killed no one, but a small three-mile radius was irradiated.
Jessica was rushed to a hospital along with a few other victims. Apollo arrived, and was told that the radiation was likely to have killed the fetus of her unborn child. Radiation at such levels could destroy various essential chromosomes needed for development. If the baby did survive, it would have cancer. Over the next few months, Jessica stayed in the hospital so her pregnancy could be monitored. A short while before her due date, she and Apollo were informed that the baby would be a miscarriage. Ultrasounds revealed that the fetus had failed to develop proper dominant sex characteristics, meaning that the radiation had destroyed its double-X chromosomes beyond viability. The medical condition known as monosomy that occurs when only one chromosome was present is the least any human can survive. Apollo, upset at the silly humans' lack of faith in the powers of healing, took it upon himself to provide constant support to the fetus, continuing development without the necessary genes. Three weeks later, Jessica went into labor and died. Much to the shock of the doctors, the baby was born alive... and without any reproductive organs.
By request (or rather, pressure) by Apollo, the birth of the zerosomic child was hidden from the public. It remained on life support for a month before being released to its father. Hoping that the child's life could be carried out close to normally, Apollo gave the child to one of his sons, Bryan Calvert, living in a small town in Minnesota and returned to Olympus to allow it to continue on its path.
Bryan Calvert realized briefly after Apollo left that the child had no name. He Iris messaged his father, only to be told that he had "forgot to name it, sorry. Its last name is Summers, if that helps.", and hung up to spare himself an attempt at a haiku about outsiders and crap. So, Bryan named it the first gender-neutral name that he thought of, Lake.
Lake needed constant medical attention during their childhood. Genetic instability left them with a very frail immune system. Almost three times the child died of a simple cold before its immunities balanced out. With the lack of a sex organ, Lake's sweat became responsible for release of salt and without frequent attention there was risk of asphyxiation. Bryan's constant attention his new child required led him to truly care for it and raise it as his own.
Lake didn't seem to care much about not having a gender until age eight, when Bryan finally decided he was total crap at educating a child. The small town had only three teachers teaching all twelve grades, and only around thirty students, but they managed without fail to turn Lake's life into a living hell. None of them knew that "he" wasn't actually a "he" at all, but the assumption that Lake was transgender, or a major tomboy or tomgirl, and refused to talk about whether or not they were a boy or a girl served as viscous bullying fuel. The internet consumed most of their time, as it couldn't judge about what it didn't know.
The verbal bullying became physical during December of sixth grade, when a new teacher to the school forced Lake to attend a swim class. Lake looked up at the "Men" and "women" tags on the changing rooms in panic. The standstill was broken momentarily when the teacher shoved them into the girls room, but no such simple action could give Lake any clarity. I'm not a girl though... The changing girls looked up in disgust and laughed. "Oh look. The shemale's made her choice finally," teased one girl. Lake just stood dumbfounded, eyes downcast, with no idea how to handle the predicament. The only way to get out of this would be to explain to the teacher about my condition. I should just leave. Surely he'd understand that I'm not... The thought was interrupted as Lake's collar was grabbed by one of the girls. "Don't back out. Come on, we won't judge." Oh please, of course you'll judge. I'm a freak... ...!!! Things got violent from there. One was filming from a cell phone, narrating teasingly as the girls began to forcibly remove Lake's clothing. Shouts for them to stop went unnoticed. The girls stopped after removing Lake's shirt and almost pants, and they stepped back with wide eyes at the lack of any kind of distinguishing features. Lake ran crying out of the room, pulling on clothes and covering "his" face with some girl's scarf.
Lake ran out from the school and toward Bryan's house. They glanced back for a moment, and doubled in speed immediately. For some reason, multiple girls were chasing up the path through the snow. They all had strange red eyes and pale skin, and looked nothing like anyone from school. In panic, Lake tripped and fell only half way home. The path was surrounded by trees. No one will see them beat me up here. Just like always... Then one got up to her and smiled a dazzling white smile of teeth and fangs.That girl has fangs! "We typically prey on men, but you'll do fine, little... what.. are you exactly, demigod?" The monster frowned. Then screamed. A single shiny arrow shot out of the trees and struck down the girl in a single blow to the head. "You ladies didn't get enough of me back in New York?" Bryan ran out of the woods with a bow in hand, taking down the other girls with astounding accuracy, shouting things like "That's how we do it on Long Island!" and "This one's for Silena! (And, after killing two in one shot) and THAT one's for LEE!" Bryan led Lake back to the cabin after the incident. He homeschooled them from then on. The two never spoke of the incident.
For the next year, Lake got into electronic music of all kinds of varying genres. It came surprisingly easy to them, and within a month over an hour of electronic content was complete, produced under the alias Bloodmind. The music never got popular, but it kept Lake's mind off various other issues. No monsters ever attacked again, to Lake's knowledge at least. Life was looking up without being forced to interact with people, and having music to keep Lake's life busy.
Mid-summer, when Lake was 13-going-on-14, a satyr arrived at the Calvert-Summers house to bring Lake to Camp Half-Blood. After a few days, Bryan both regretfully and enthusiastically gave Lake one of his spare bows. He told his child what to expect as best he could, and to always respect your counselor because they're typically pretty cool dudes, and to stay away from the Ares cabin ("They're stuck-up brats. Mostly."). Preparation was arranged, and despite Lake's uncertainty, they were taken to Camp.
Childhood & Family Info
Childhood & Firsts:
Little Key, Minnesotta
Asking why they had to live with Bryan, age four
Public education until 12
Family Photo Album
Physical Appearance & Images
Model: Heat OC
Plain, characterless, concealing stuff
Combat & Abilities
Precision of motion
Weapon of Choice
Works terribly under pressure
Quests Been On
Children of Apollo have the ability to focus intense beams of light from their eyes which will burn through objects and melt through regular metals.
Children of Apollo can create solar flares that come off their body, and essentially act as ropes of intense heat and plasma. These ropes can act as extensions of themselves and used in a whip like manner.
Children of Apollo have the ability to create a very large protective dome of bright light and heat around them. No one can enter their dome without feeling intense dehydration, and have the ability to faint. People cannot look into the dome so the user can effectively conceal themselves in plain sight.
Children of Apollo are able to foresee potential future attacks, allowing them a short span of time to prepare for these attacks.
Children of Apollo feel stronger during the day and heal quicker during the day.
Children of Apollo have the ability to quickly heal minor wounds and slowly heal major for themselves and for others, but not fatal wounds
Children of Apollo are able to withstand heat and plasma, although both can feel uncomfortable
Children of Apollo have the ability to manipulate the light around them to be bright or darker
Children of Apollo can see through extreme brightness.
Children of Apollo can teleport themselves by manipulating light photons. Essentially, it’s them moving at the speed at which light travels, but using the light itself to help them travel and travel through objects that light can pass through. They need to be careful to not attempt to travel anywhere that has something that blocks light, because it will immediately halt their travel.
Children of Apollo have the ability to create multiple temporary light sources, like sparks of bright light, which act as flashes that can either temporarily affect someone’s vision, or distract them.
Children of Apollo can curse someone to sing loudly for a fair amount of time, the target can fight and operate while singing. But they cannot hide and could suffer from a sore throat over time.
Children of Apollo have a minor degree of control over diseases and plagues, and not to the extent that they can cause death. They also have minor control over infections, but not to the extent that they can cause death. They can cause a person to temporarily break out in hives, rashes, and boils. They can also cause a person to feel overcome with minor flu-like symptoms such as nausea, congestion, sore throat, etc for a short amount of time.
3 Months After Character is Made
Children of Apollo can create massive waves of heat and radiation that can span a large area around them. This can cause people to get heat stroke, dehydrate quicker, and if close enough to the user, cause hallucinations. The longer this power is used, the less hot it becomes, until the user simply runs out of heat and energy.
6 Months After Character is Made
Children of Apollo are able to manipulate music in their head to play outside of themselves, and amplify it in different places in the surrounding areas, so much so, that they create shock waves from those areas. This essentially allows them to create miniature music explosions capable of blowing people away. They have to be able to visualize the area in which they're sending the music. No one is immune to the sound so this could cause potential danger to themselves and their allies. The more they use this power, the more exhausted they become.
9 Months After Character is Made
Children of Apollo have the ability to shed their flesh and turn into a bright purely plasmic state for a short time and while in this state, the user is granted flight, immune to all attacks, receives a boost in their already existing photokinetic abilities and anything they touch is intensely burned. Due to their brightness, looking directly at them is extremely painful. Once the user changes back they will be extremely drained, nauseated and immobile for a long time.
Most children of Apollo are experts at basketball and other missile weapons or games.
Since Apollo is the God of Music, his children are natural musicians and singers. Able to master any instrument instantly and learn any song with ease.
Since Apollo is god of prophecy and oracles, his children are innately better at interpreting prophecies than others.
Children of Apollo can grow up to become great doctors in any field of medicine.
As Apollo is the god of protection of the young, his children are often inclined to protect and defend those younger than them.
Children of Apollo are usually in better moods during the day and enjoy waking up early.
Children of Apollo are more likely to be born with perfect pitch
Children of Apollo are natural shots, and generally have good vision.
General & Misc Info
“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the Weather.” -Bill Hicks
Lake will make an effort to avoid contact with people face-to-face. They're easily lost in thought and focus, especially when listening to music, reading or writing, etc. As a result of experience being bullied, Lake subconsciously accepts the idea that they're inferior to others and will not stand up against people. They don't cry much, or show any expression much for that matter, and is used to being alone.
Meaning of Sign
Music, math, being ignored
Calling attention to their gender
If nobody knows you're there, and you're ok with that, then things are always looking up.
Things They Won't Do
Take off any clothing
Person They Secretly Admire
Most Influenced By
Most Important Person Before Camp
Most Important Person Now
Long Term Goals
Don't attract attention
Reacts to a Crisis?
Face Their Problems?
Reacts to Change
Images of Possessions
Habits & Traits
Antisocial and haphephobic
Occupation & Self-Perception
One Word to Describe
Best Physical Trait
Worst Physical Trait
Things to Change About Self
Socio- and Haphephobia, Dyslexia
"As I get older, I'm more and more comfortable being alone."
Favourites & Attitude
Orchestral, Electronic, and Rock
Most at Ease When?
Listening to/creating music or reading
Secret Known by Anyone?
Anyone who presses too much
Their music could get famous without becoming famous themself
Relates to Others?
Perceived by Strangers
Perceived by Lover
Perceived by Friends
Perceived by Family
Family/Friends Like Most?
Family/Friends Like Least
Photo Album of Friends and Loved Ones
Role & Inspiration:
Relationship & RP:
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